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From "Sam Ruby" <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: AL's patent license in the context of derivative works
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2008 16:09:18 GMT
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 8:35 AM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 8:04 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>  >
>  >  3) the rights of downstream users are generally claimed to be virtually
>  > unlimited due to the mantra of "patent exhaustion", a suspect claim since
>  > Larry even told us to "not go there"
>  >
>  > Patent Exhaustion is a shorthand way of saying what Larry said, namely
>  > "Patent claims that were licensed to ASF under the CLA for the
>  > original project go with that contribution and can be practiced by
>  > anyone in licensed derivative works. ASF can practice those claims in
>  > any of its projects."

It was pointed out to me off-list that the above statement( "... is a
shorthand ...") is not true.

- Sam Ruby

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